Berlin is an exception in Germany and perhaps throughout Europe, this largely by the historical background that has … And, somehow, it has everything, but everyone is different.
Berlin is one of the great European capitals, has a cosmopolitan lifestyle, sizzling nightlife, is always full of young people, has a bohemian, artistic and counter-cultural environment, and has, in my opinion, the best parties sector.
And the best of all? It is cheap, very cheap.
The reason is relatively “simple” and to put us in context can name some details:
– Berlin was devastated after the fall of the Third Reich.
– In the postwar years he was invaded by the Red Army and the KGB and Stasi had watched.
– The construction of the wall, besides from the city, broke its growth.
– The Soviet presence in the GDR generated a constant fear of an imminent communist invasion (Here not going to repeat the Prague Spring!) And away from the German capital to big companies like Lufthansa, Allianz and Siemens.
– After the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, the city grew economically, but many companies never returned because they had already invested in infrastructure in Hamburg, Frankfurt or Munich.
This now means that, very roughly, life is cheap in Berlin basically because there is no money to spend.Wealthy people do not live in Berlin …
But hey, if you’re traveling yes there you will find plenty to do:
– If you like urban art, Berlin has the best street art in Europe. JR, Victor Ash, Banksy, Vhils and many urban artists have their best works in the German capital. You can not miss the eerie mural of Frances Bean as a child: the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love seems to flood the entire Friedrichshain with butterfly wings.
– You can not ignore the walk through the remains of the Berlin Wall, today named East Side Gallery, where the famous mural of the kiss between East German leader Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union.
– In your walk you will take you to Alexanderplatz, landmark in the city, and where you will not have trouble finding delicious things to eat.
– You should also walk the iconic Potsdamer Platz and the selfie and get you out of rigor.
I think I could list many more plans, but this also find it in the Lonely Planet ?. In short, Berlin is the least German city of Germany, but that does not make it less interesting, but quite the opposite.Another plus point? You do not need to know German to communicate, because they all speak English.
What are you waiting for? Come and meet all its charms!